Move over, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. There’s a new Big 3 in NASCAR. At least if you ask Joey Logano.
Somehow, amid all of the celebrating after his big Cup Series championship win at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, the Team Penske driver found time to log onto Twitter and tweet out who — and what — he think belongs in the updated version of the Big 3.
So, for all of you keeping track at home, NASCAR’s new Big 3 is none other than Joey Logano himself, Joey’s wife Brittany, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup. Now, when you compare the new Big 3 to the old one, the records are definitely lopsided. Big 3 2.0 only racked up three combined wins in 2018 (with Logano being the only contributor on that front), while Harvick, Busch, and Truex won a combined 20 races. It looks like Brittany Logano and the Monster Energy Cup need to step their game up.
All jokes aside, Logano was clearly trolling with his Big 3 tweet, but he would’ve been remiss if he didn’t take at least a small shot at NASCAR’s dominant trio, who completely took over headlines during the regular season.
In the days leading up to the championship race at Homestead, Logano even joked that NASCAR’s Championship 4 should have been dubbed “The Big Three and Me.” Though, despite being the underdog, Logano still considered himself to be the favorite heading into the championship, especially after his win at the Martinsville playoff race.
“I said 15 weeks ago we were an underdog and I would be surprised if we made it to the final four,” Logano said several days before the Homestead race. “Now I feel like we are the favorites to win this thing. It’s crazy how things change.”
It looks like that confidence paid off.